[Mailman-Users] What happened to my archive? Why isn't the archive process running?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Oct 31 07:59:00 CET 2008

TGPlatt, WebMaster wrote:

>I've probably just misunderstood something here. When you helped me with my
>setup in July, you had me create a mailman directory in the user's web space
>and we used that directory somehow. I've forgotten the exact reason we did
>that now but I vaguely recall it had something to do with working around my
>old Redhat 7.2 and Apache 1.2 server's suEXEC setup to gain access to the
>mailman programs. The user's web account still has that mailman directory
>present in it. It hadn't occurred to me yet that it might not need to be
>there at all now.
>To help jog your memory, its setup looks like this:
>myserver:/home/mylist/www# ls -als mailman
>total 12
>4 drwxr-xr-x  3 mylist mylist 4096 Oct 20 07:22 .
>4 drwxr-xr-x 12 mylist mylist 4096 Oct 29 17:46 ..
>4 drwxrwsr-x  2    598 mylist 4096 Oct 28 06:53 mail
>myserver:/home/mylist/www# ls -als mailman/mail
>total 48
> 4 drwxrwsr-x 2    598 mylist  4096 Oct 28 06:53 .
> 4 drwxr-xr-x 3 mylist mylist  4096 Oct 20 07:22 ..
>40 -rwxr-xr-x 1                 598 mylist 39801 Jun 29 18:41 mailman
>So, when I asked about ownership and permissions and mentioned "the
>UserAccount/mailman directory", that's the directory I was referring to.
>Sorry if I confused you. :-(
>Should I just remove that "spare" mailman directory from the user's space

The only thing there is the mailman/mail/mailman wrapper whose sole
purpose is to be SETGID mailman so that mail delivery runs in the
mailman group. Since this wrapper isn't SETGID or group mailman, it
wouldn't work in this installation anyway, so yes, just remove this

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